Addiction to alcohol or drugs often goes hand-in-hand with problem debt.
Spending money on alcohol or drugs, or borrowing more to pay for them, can make it harder to start dealing with your debts. But equally the pressure of coping with problem debt can make it harder to focus on dealing with an addiction.
If you’re struggling with debts and addiction, it’s important to take steps to deal with both issues. The more progress you make with one, the easier you’re likely to find it to deal with the other.